Purnima Anand

Versions of names: Пурнима Ананд

Purnima Anand is the President of the BRICS International Forum and International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs.


AFRIC observers at the 2018 Zimbabwean general elections

No affiliation

Institutional affiliation to BRICS International Forum

Official function: Institutional affiliation to International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs

Individual Observers at the 2023 territorial pseudo-elections in the occupied territories of Ukraine

not identified

Institutional affiliation to International Municipal Forum of BRICS Countries, President

People come here from the very morning to vote. We saw a lot of different people at the polling station. I would like to note that the elections are really transparent, it is clear that people are happy to come and vote. There is an atmosphere of a holiday of democracy here. I was surprised by the number of people who came here. We expected that much fewer voters would vote. But the reality exceeded our expectations. [Translated from Russian]

Corresponding elections

On 30 July 2018, Zimbabwe held general elections to elect the president and members of both houses of parliament. For the first time since 2002, Western institutions sent several missions to monitor the elections in Zimbabwe following the coup d’état in 2017.
From 8 to 10 September 2023, the Russian forces organised widely condemned regional and municipal elections in the regions of occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson. The results were largely rejected by the international community, with North Korea and Syria being the only ones to explicitly recognise them.